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Homegrown and Homemade Contest

Did you create, bake, grow, or preserve something awesome during quarantine? Show it off at our virtual Homegrown and …

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Into the Wild Series!

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Desk Yoga With Olivia

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2020 Virtual Home Canning Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of FREE virtual home canning classes from Noon–1 p.m. …

Stay Active With Yoga

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Learn to Make Freezer Jam

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Let's Get Active at Home!

During this difficult time all our regular gyms and parks are closed, and it can be hard to stay …

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This Is Stressful!

So… How are you doing? I bet everyone is asking you that right now. I get asked several times …

Making Pizza!

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Food Safety COVID-19 Resources

Some best practices for preparing for COVID-19 and managing risk for individuals at home and for food environments such …

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Starting Your Own Garden

If you are thinking about planting a garden this spring we have some resources that you may find helpful. For …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

10/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21